About

Illustrator//Book Lover//Cat Video Addict

I’m recent graduate with a degree in Graphic Arts at Bucks New Uni, England. I am an illustrator with a strong interest in graphic design, particularly in layout and publishing! I originally created this blog to document my thoughts and progress during my university course, speak my mind and hopefully meet some great people through it as well. Currently my blog has three segments, ‘Extra! Extra!’, where I illustrate editorial articles on a speculative basis; ‘DefinitelyJenny Loves’, where I write about fellow creative people and finally, all the posts in between, which are mainly about my life/general happenings.

When I have an opportunity for some free time I like to look at other people’s work/illustrations, reading graphic novels/blogs and making costumes and puppets (I studied Theatre Design a while ago.)

If you want more pictures and less words I’m also on Instagram @definitelyjenny, which is mainly sketches, work in progresses and snippets of my day-to-day life. Anyway, feel free to leave any comments if you like the look of my work, (I don’t bite, promise) and if you wish to contact me you can drop a message to:

definitelyjenny@hotmail.co.uk

(The above photo was taken by the lovely, awesome @daytripper90)

55 thoughts on “About

  1. Adam S says:

    I dig your stuff! Are the four dogs in your header yours? (cool sketch by the way)

  2. Aw, why thank you! Appreciate the comment, yes they are mine, they were inspired by Ren and Stimpy if you’ve ever heard of them? They were a kid’s tv show but it was very weird and creepy.

  3. ruthiputhi says:

    Very interesting page, good sketches and nice posts. Hope you’re doing well in your new home.

  4. Pheebz says:

    Hi Jenny, thanks for following my blog! I really like your characters and I’m looking forward to seeing your portfolio when you get round to uploading it. My boyfriend is also really into art and he’s currently working as a concept artist for a games development company. He hasn’t updated his portoflio in a while but you can check it out here: http://www.karen-ink.com/
    Good luck with your course! πŸ™‚

    • No problem! You write some really interesting stuff, I especially enjoy reading your food reviews around London. London is pretty close to where I live (you can get there pretty easily via train) so it’s nice to find out where all the good grub is at. Hopefully I’ll get round to uploading my portfolio, I just need some finished pieces to put up. And wow, your boyfriend’s work is pretty neat! I’d give him a job if I had one, I particularly like the little creature in the red car. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Le Clown says:

    Jenny,
    I first saw your work on The Girl’s page.
    She visited my site today, and reminded me that I should pay her a visit again.
    I did, and I was reminded again about your craft. See where I’m going? I need to sleep, but I my 3-yr old daughter has different plans for me… Anyway, something fun is coming my way on March 25, and I’ve put my readers to a challenge… I don’t want to link to my site, but if you’d visit my post today, you’d have an idea… And I’d so love you to be part of this.
    Le Cryptic Clown

    • Le Clown, I am most pleasantly suprised by your visit. I’m glad you have though, I must remember to thank TheGirl for the subliminal advertising. The lack of sleep probably helped the cause too, I should thank you daughter.

      Anywho, I’d love to take part, had a little gander and it sounds pretty neat. I even have an idea, which is a rare occurance in itself. I’m a bit stretched at the moment, but hopefully I can get something done in time. I’ll just have no life that’s all.
      Hope to see you soon.

      • Le Clown says:

        Jenny,
        This is wonderful!! And I’m so thrilled to have you part of the festivities (cause I am taking your maybe as a yes). I’ll owe you one. Now I have sent an email to The Girl for another project, but she is taking her sweet ass time to answer back…
        Le Clown

  6. Really kick ass illustrations. By the way thanks for stopping by and checking out my site as well πŸ™‚

  7. Ty McDuffie says:

    Absolutely LOVE your work…Wish I could afford to hire you to illustrate my children’s book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

  8. From one artist to another, great stuff!! I love all of your illustrations, very creative and inspiring! Keep up the good work!

  9. Ryan Naylor says:

    Found out about you from The Reporter and The Girl. You make the videos enjoyable to watch. Just wrote a post about you guys. Nice work, keep it up! http://ryannaylor.org/2013/03/28/blog-tv-series/

    • Thank you very much, it’s always lovely to hear comments like that. Thank you for such a lovely post about us too much appreciated. I think your blog is interesting, looking forward to seeing where it goes, especially with your new venture.

  10. Kreedos says:

    Real cool site as I continue to navigate your blog. I’m new to wordpress but will be creating a portfolio website shortly. Definitely dig your art direction though.

  11. Lane says:

    Thanks for visiting and liking that blog of mine (it’s a thing in need of a lot of… err, continual development). Your gallery has great pieces… I especially like the bicycle note and the drawings (illustrations I suppose, pardon my non-technical lingo). I’m looking forward to viewing more of your blogged creations as your time permits. Thanks again! Lane ps. Did you doodle the masked “Bat” Gravatar icon? It’s definitely the coolest I’ve seen to date.

    • Haha! No worries, you have quite a lot of interesting and thought provoking posts. I look forward to your ‘continued development’ πŸ˜‰ Thank you very much, it’s always good to hear, and it’s alright I’m not a design snob (yet) drawings are a good enough term haha! Good to hear, don’t be a stranger now will you?
      ps I did indeed draw the gravatar, something I did a while ago. I really like comic books/characters/film adaptations, for many reasons but mainly because of their costumes and props. I always loved to see how people made them into reality. (Theatre Design student coming out here now) So this was actually a sketch I did because I like Batman’s mask in particular. That’s that really.

  12. raggz2baggz says:

    I really like your work both this blog and the other (The Artist, The Girl …). I wonder if you could give me some advice? I have a logo (the lady with the big pink hat) that is not camera ready. What is the best way to make it camera ready?
    I am impressed by your talent and now following your blog(s) and look forward to future postings. Keep up the great work!

    Ta Ta for now, Cathy the Bagg Lady

    • Aww, thank you very much I always say this but it’s always so good to hear feedback and comments from people. πŸ™‚ Yeah, sure I’d love to! What do you mean by ‘camera ready’?

      Thank you again, I’m having a look at your blog and I’m looking forward to seeing more of your posts! I love the fact you’re using recycled materials in your work. It’s always good to see that.

      ~DefinitelyJenny

      • raggz2baggz says:

        DefinitelyJenny,

        I generated my logo on a computer and the feedback I am getting is it can’t be used on business cards, labels, etc because it is blurry. It needs to be cleaned up. I thought about putting it on a lightbox and trying to clean it up. I don’t think I have the right pens or the skill. We can communicate about this via email. cmdaily1958@gmail.com is my general email.
        Thanks, Cathy the Bagg Lady

      • Hello! I emailed you a while back, just wondered if you got it? Or has your problem been solved now?

        Thanks,
        ~DefinitelyJenny

      • raggz2baggz says:

        I did not get your email. My problem is still a problem. I think I could try to make it acceptable if I knew what type of pen(s) to use for a clear outline and coloring in where I need it.
        Thank you for your help, it is greatly appreciated. Cathy the Bagg Lady

      • Ah Cathy! I see, I shall resend again, if that fails, I will try and sort out the problem via WordPress. πŸ™‚

        Hope to hear from you.

        ~DefinitelyJenny

  13. cliff445 says:

    Great Blog, I am enjoying following your progress. Your artwork is awesome!

  14. Jenny, you have the most amazing stuff. Love the header dogs. πŸ™‚

  15. Cool blog and artwork..Do you have a Facebook page I can like? I hope you have time to wander around my blog too πŸ™‚

    • Hello, thanks for the email and the comment, much appreciated, I don’t have a facebook page unfortunately but I did have a wander around your blog, very neat! Wish it was on wordpress I would have followed! (I also don’t have twitter haha).

  16. Wayne says:

    I have nominated you for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. I hope you will accept it. I appreciate the loyalty you’ve shown to me and your feedback on my blog. A well deserved award for you! http://waynestohsartanddesign.com/2013/12/11/and-the-winner-is/

  17. emeraldwake says:

    Brilliant Blog,nice to be here, i have an invitation to my place as well ,feel free to comment, like and the best Regards to You πŸ˜€
    Pleasure by my side , EW II
    http://emeraldwake.wordpress.com

  18. Kenton Lewis says:

    As a frequent visitor to my site (very much appreciated) I need an opinion. In the past week I’ve developed another site with Blogger. I’ve gone to the β€œdark side” and made it more commercial (offering products I’ve used or read) through Amazon. At present it is an experiment. I’ve posted some older stories to start with. I’d like for you to visit and render a thought or two or word or two. Here’s the link: http://jitterygoat.blogspot.com/
    Thanks much.

    • Heh heh, yes very apt observation for Blogger, however not a bad decision for your intended purpose. Blogger is owned by Google, and so any content you host there Google will have a preference to it (good if you want to increase your chances of being on the first page of Google search engines).

      So in terms of your new blog/website, contentwise, it seems all in order, and I like your stories so no qualms about that. I’m not particularly familiar with Amazon, so are you getting any money for recommending products that aren’t your own? If so, then fine, if not I think you should either scrap it or make it less important and concentrate on pushing your own product. Whilst it’s a sweet idea, if you want this to be a more business like venture you need to concentrate on selling your own products.

      Aesthetically, I like the background image itself, but it’s quite distracting when repeated, any chance you could use the whole image as the background instead of tiles? Failing that, block colours are simple and make the reader focus on content – like on your wordpress in which I immediately look at the words, not the background.

      Anyway, I’d like to congratulate you on opening the new blog and wish you all the best with your experiment. I hope my comments/criticisms weren’t to harsh. Feel free to contact me here anytime.

      • Kenton Lewis says:

        Thanks much. Your suggestions is exactly what I’m looking for.
        At your suggestion I will make some effort in the next few days to try and remedy the recurring image. It’s sort of ticky. I don’t have photo shop or one of those programs. It’s guess work. My first attempt it looked as if you were looking at the screen background with fly’s eyes.
        When someone purchases something at Amazon from my site I get a small percentage. Not sure but I think it’s less that 10. My books I get around 70%, keep in mind my books are only ebook editions, no paper or handling involved.
        Thanks much. And I think I’ll update readers from time to time on how things are progressing or regressing.

  19. Kenton Lewis says:

    I just made the change you suggested. Can you take a peek when you have the time.

    • No worries, I’ve had a look again and it’s looking much better. I’m glad you’re sticking this out and not put off, it can be frustrating setting up these thingsv especially if you’re doing it by guess work.

      Again, I’m not familar with blogger but is there not a option/check box stating something along the lines of ‘background no repeat’? You won’t have a cut-off line when the image repeats when you scroll down. Failing that, does blogger allow you to change/customise the HTML/CSS code? WordPress allows you to, but only for an extra fee – not sure if it’s the same with Blogger. Should be under something along the lines of Customisation/layout etc.

      If so use this code from here:
      http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000966.htm
      Your URL is: http://www.phoebedf.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/image846.jpg

      Anyway, hope it works, thanks for the infomation on Amazon, very interesting. I’ll be looking forward to updates.

      • Kenton Lewis says:

        You are far ahead of me when it comes to some of what you are talking about.
        One problem I incurred was setting up an Amazon store on pages. My home page’s side bars took up too much room to fit a store. I merely created another blog site and linked it as if another page. This allowed me to be more flexible with the page design. I was able to adjust the page widths and lengths by editing the HTML.
        I’ve read a lot about the difference between WordPress and Blogger. I have found that even though blogger offers less templates (they are all free) you can do more with them, such as adjust column widths. I suppose it boils down to what you are used to, but I think they both have there place. There are things I like better about WordPress over Blogger and viceversa.
        By the way Blogger is much more flexible when it comes to fonts, colors, and so on. And it’s all free.

  20. blakplague says:

    Very nice blog. I especially like the rabbit as your header.You seem to have a good sense of diversification in your work. I hope you will post more of your art in the future.

  21. PenMan says:

    Hi Jenny,
    You have nice work!
    I’m a fan of art. I practice several (sketching, guitar, writing) and admire the rest from afar. You seem interested in meeting other artists (I love connecting with other artists). I hope you’ll stop by my site and check out my writings, and if you enjoy them perhaps we can grow our artistic tribes by one.

    • Hello PenMan,

      Thank you for the kind comments, you sound like a multitalented man, and of course I will stop by and have a look, it’s always good to see other people’s passions in life.

  22. Bunnet says:

    I really enjoy your art is not only cute but unqiue and very minimalistic

    • Hello Bunnet! Thank you so much for having a look through all my stuff, I’m glad it has prompted so many comments!

      Are you new to WordPress by any chance? I haven’t had a look yet at your blog but it’s on my to do list. (It’s my last year at university so things are a bit hectic.)

      • Bunnet says:

        I use to be on wordpress years ago, I taught lost the account and turns out it was still floating around
        I fire right back up and well, sense my health recovery I been going through blogs reading them and getting much possible from them

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